Tift County Sheriff's Office

See Tift County Sheriff's Office location, address, and phone number, and public records search. Sheriffs are law enforcement officers which enforce laws and keep public order. Sheriffs are usually elected by their regional counties.


Name
Tift County Sheriff's Office
Address
225 Tift Avenue North, Tifton, Georgia, 31794
Phone
(229) 388-6054
Fax
(229) 388-6203

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Irwin County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Turner County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Worth County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Cook County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Berrien County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Colquitt County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Crisp County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Wilcox County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Lanier County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Coffee County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Dougherty County Sheriff's Office 39 miles

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What is a sheriff?

A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official who serves a specific county. Many of the responsibilities of the sheriff overlap with those of local police departments. The biggest difference is that a sheriff has jurisdiction over the entire county, while police departments can only enforce laws within city limits.

While sheriffs share law enforcement duties with city police officers, their degree of responsibility varies by jurisdiction. Municipalities with limited resources often contract law enforcement services to the sheriff, especially for complex crimes where they may not be equipped to conduct a detailed investigation.

Sheriffs tend to be more involved in cases where a suspect operates across city lines. Since they have the authority to investigate crimes and make arrests in any city in their jurisdiction, they often act as a bridge between various municipal law enforcement agencies in that jurisdiction.